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Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984

Creator:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994  Search this
Subject:
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph)  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Wittmann, Otto  Search this
Mills, Paul Chadbourne  Search this
Valland, Rose  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Standen, Edith Appleton  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Göring, Hermann  Search this
Cronyn, Hume  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland  Search this
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane)  Search this
Mallory, Margaret  Search this
Moore, Lamont  Search this
Kelleher, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)  Search this
United States. Army. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Art thefts -- Germany -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Museum directors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art treasures in war -- Germany  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art treasures in war -- France  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209978
AAA_collcode_howethom
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209978
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Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers, 1907-1983

Creator:
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff, 1907-1978  Search this
Subject:
Roszak, Theodore  Search this
Ritchie, Jane  Search this
Paolozzi, Eduardo  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Afro  Search this
Yale University. Art Gallery  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers, 1907-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art treasures in war -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Art thefts -- Germany -- History -- 20th century  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8152
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210323
AAA_collcode_ritcandr2
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210323
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Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985

Creator:
Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-2000  Search this
Subject:
Wittmann, Otto  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane)  Search this
Howe, Thomas Carr  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Willard, Marian  Search this
Swarzenski, Hanns  Search this
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Sabersky, Jane  Search this
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Moore, Lamont  Search this
Parkhurst, Charles  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.  Search this
City Art Museum of St. Louis  Search this
Type:
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Perry Townsend Rathbone papers, 1929-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Museum directors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8353
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210525
AAA_collcode_rathperr
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210525
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San Francisco Art Association and related organizational records, 1871-1978, bulk 1871-1920

Creator:
San Francisco Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor)  Search this
Geddes, Norman Bel  Search this
Goldwater, Robert John  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Milhaud, Darius  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Bateson, Gregory  Search this
Boas, George  Search this
Burke, Kenneth  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
California School of Design  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
Western Round Table of Modern Art (1949 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Citation:
San Francisco Art Association and related organizational records, 1871-1978, bulk 1871-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8413
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210587
AAA_collcode_sanfraaa
Theme:
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210587

Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973

Creator:
Eva Lee Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Simpson, Merton D. (Merton Daniel)  Search this
Loewe, Frederick  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Mommer, Paul  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Odets, Clifford  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Vasarely, Victor  Search this
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Christo  Search this
Hopkins, John  Search this
Lee, Eva  Search this
Magritte, René  Search this
Lieberman, Harry  Search this
Corinth, Lovis  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Dalí, Salvador  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Benn, Ben  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
New Art Circle (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Korvettes  Search this
Type:
Watercolor drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8866
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211051
AAA_collcode_evalee
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211051
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Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004

Creator:
Krasne, Belle  Search this
Subject:
Albee, Edward  Search this
Benn, Ben  Search this
Bloom, Claire  Search this
Chelimsky, Oscar  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Arp, Jean  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Bailey, William  Search this
Bazaine, Jean  Search this
Parsons, Estelle  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Lamos, Mark  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Krautheimer, Richard  Search this
Salpeter, Harry  Search this
Shapiro, Karl Jay  Search this
Roszak, Theodore  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Rosenborg, Ralph M.  Search this
Ribicoff, Abraham  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Foote, Horton  Search this
Fitzsimmons, James  Search this
Ferren, John  Search this
Dorazio, Virginia Dortch  Search this
Dorazio, Piero  Search this
De Vries, Peter  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Kazan, Elia  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Graham, John  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Van Doren, Mark  Search this
Travers, P. L.(Pamela Lyndon)  Search this
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Soby, James Thrall  Search this
Skinner, Cornelia Otis  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Morris, George L. K.  Search this
Matisse, Pierre  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Storm King Art Center  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Prints
Illustrated letters
Postcards
Christmas cards
Citation:
Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13705
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)279924
AAA_collcode_krasbell2
Theme:
Women
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_279924
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Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers

Creator:
Ribicoff, Belle Krasne, 1924-  Search this
Names:
Storm King Art Center  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Albee, Edward, 1928-  Search this
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Bailey, William, 1930-2020  Search this
Bazaine, Jean, 1904-2001  Search this
Benn, Ben, 1884-  Search this
Bloom, Claire, 1931-  Search this
Chelimsky, Oscar  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
De Vries, Peter, 1910-1993  Search this
Dorazio, Piero, 1927-  Search this
Dorazio, Virginia Dortch  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Fitzsimmons, James, 1919-1985  Search this
Foote, Horton  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Graham, John, 1887-1961  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Kazan, Elia  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-  Search this
Krautheimer, Richard, 1897-  Search this
Lamos, Mark  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Matisse, Pierre, 1900-1989  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Parsons, Estelle  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Ribicoff, Abraham, 1910-1998  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Rosenborg, Ralph M., 1913-1992  Search this
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Salpeter, Harry  Search this
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-  Search this
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979  Search this
Travers, P. L.(Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996  Search this
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954  Search this
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Prints
Illustrated letters
Postcards
Christmas cards
Date:
1942-circa 2010
bulk 1945-2004
Summary:
The papers of Belle Krasne Ribicoff measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1942-circa 2010, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945-2004. Papers include biographical materials; correspondence with artists, art historians, writers, museum directors, and others; individual files relating to Belle and Irving Ribicoff's art collection and the Friends of Abe Ribicoff's campaign for the United States Senate; artwork; printed material, e.g., clippings, announcements, exhibition catalogues, brochures; and photographs. The collection documents Ribicoff's career as an arts editor, critic, and her involvement in civic and arts organizations for the State of Connecticut.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Belle Krasne Ribicoff measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1942-circa 2010, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945-2004. Papers include biographical materials; correspondence with artists, art historians, writers, museum directors, and others; individual files relating to Belle and Irving Ribicoff's art collection and the Friends of Abe Ribicoff's campaign for the United States Senate; artwork; printed material, e.g., clippings, announcements, exhibition catalogues, brochures; and photographs. The collection documents Ribicoff's career as an arts editor, critic, and her involvement in civic and arts organizations for the State of Connecticut.

Biographical materials include documentation of the Buttenweiser Prize awarded to Belle Krasne by the Art History Departmental Honors at Vassar College in 1945 and curriculum vitae.

Correspondence, primarily incoming letters consists of letters, postcards, draft versions, and copies of e-mails. Belle Krasne Ribicoff was friends with many artists; their letters focus on daily activities, work, and the art world. Among the correspondents are Oscar and Eleanor Chelminsky, Joseph Cornell, Piero and Virginia Dorazio, John and Rae Ferren, Helen Frankenthaler, James Fitzsimmons, Adolph Gottlieb, John Graham, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Modell, George L.K. Morris, Philip Pearlstein, Eero Saarinen, David Smith, and Adja Yunkers. There is substantial correspondence from Ben Benn, Sidney Geist, Leon Hartley, Ralph Rosenborg, and Theodore Roszak. Also found are love letters to Belle Krasne Ribicoff from Jean Bazaine. Many of the artists' letters are illustrated. Of note, are a letter from Carl Holty to J.B. Neumann and an artist's statement written by Adolph Gottlieb.

Ribicoff had a professional and personal relationship with a number of prominent writers, actors, and other individuals known for their work in the arts, such as Edward Albee, Claire Bloom, Peter DeVries, Horton Foote, Elia Kazan, Mark Lamos, Estelle Parsons, Karl Shapiro, Cornelia Otis Skinner, and P.L. Travers. There are letters from museum directors, art historians, and other well-known cultural figures, such as Dore Ashton, Clement Greenberg, Balcomb Greene, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Pierre Matisse, E. P. Richardson, Andrew C. Ritchie, Harry Salpeter, Curt Valentin, and Mark Van Doren. Also found are files of holiday cards, many original artwork; letters to Ribicoff upon her departure from Art Digest; letters from representatives at Storm King Art Center Museum and the Wadsworth Atheneum; and letters from unidentified correspondents.

The Ribicoff collection relates to the personal art collection of Belle and Irving Ribicoff; materials document the purchase and sale of artwork and the lending of artwork for exhibitions. There is a file of petition letters sponsored by the Friends of Abe Ribicoff campaign for the United States Senate.

Original artwork includes prints by Jean Arp and Adja Yunkers and pencil sketches of Sarai Ribicoff by William Bailey. Printed material consists of news clippings; a periodical; exhibition announcements; brochures; an offprint of an article by Cleve Gray; and miscellaneous printed material.

Photographs contain black and white photographs of Belle Krasne Ribicoff, Ben and Velida Benn, Richard Krautheimer, and of the jurors attending the Carnegie International exhibition (circa 1954), including Jean Bazaine, Rico Lebrun, Eric Newton, and James Thrall Soby.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1945, circa 2010 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Belle Krasne Ribicoff Correspondence, 1942-2007 (Boxes 1, 3; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 3: The Ribicoff Collection, 1949-1988 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Friends of Abe Ribicoff Campaign, 1968 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1950s-1978 (Box 1, OV 4; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1948-2000 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1945-circa 2007 (Boxes 1-2; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Belle Krasne Ribicoff (b. 1924) lives in Hartford, Connecticut and has served as an arts editor, critic, and university administrator.

Ribicoff was born and raised in New York City. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in art history from Vassar College in 1945. After a brief stint with an advertising agency in New York, Ribicoff became Assistant Editor at Magazine of Art (1946-1947), where she developed an interest in contemporary art. She served as editor for such publications as Art News (1948-1949), Art Digest (1949-1954), and Craft Horizons (1954-1955).

In 1955, she married Irving S. Ribicoff (1915-1994), an attorney and moved to Hartford, Connecticut. The Ribicoffs' had two daughters, Dara (b. 1956) and Sarai (1957-1980).

Ribicoff has held various positions at the University of Hartford: Development Director at the Hartford School of Art (1980-1981), Development Liaison to the Office of President (1982-1988), and Associate Vice President for Public Affairs (1980-1983). Belle Krasne Ribicoff has served as a professional volunteer for educational and cultural organizations in Connecticut; she has been involved in efforts to make the arts a part of the school curriculum. She was Vice-President of the Hartford Board of Education (1961-1967; 1965-1971) and was Chairman of the State of Connecticut's Commission on the Arts (1965-1971). Ribicoff is a Life Director at the Hartford Stage Company and a Life Regent at the University of Hartford. She is a Sterling Fellows at Yale University and sits on the President's Advisory Committee at Vassar College.

Belle Krasne Ribicoff has received recognition for her professional and public service contributions by a number of institutions. In 1954, she received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for critical writing from the College Art Association. Other honors have included: Charter Oak Leadership Medal for Distinguished Service (1968), the University of Hartford Medal for Distinguished Service (1995), and the Spirit of Vassar award for outstanding commitment and service to Vassar or another community (2005).
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is Belle Krasne's letter to Philip Pavia, May 14, 1954 on microfilm reel 3470.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Belle Krasne Ribicoff to the Archives of American Art in 2008.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.

Letters from Jean Bazaine to Belle Krasne Ribicoff and sketches of Sarai Ribicoff by William Bailey are access restricted. Their use requires written permission.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Connecticut  Search this
Editors -- Connecticut  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Administrators -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Prints
Illustrated letters
Postcards
Christmas cards
Citation:
Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010 bulk 1945-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.krasbell2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91c413ec6-93d1-49eb-aefe-563ddcb130b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-krasbell2

Eva Lee Gallery records

Creator:
Eva Lee Gallery  Search this
Names:
Korvettes  Search this
New Art Circle (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Benn, Ben, 1884-  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Corinth, Lovis, 1858-1925  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hopkins, John  Search this
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Lee, Eva  Search this
Lieberman, Harry, 1880-1983  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Loewe, Frederick  Search this
Magritte, René, 1898-1967  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Mommer, Paul  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell, 1933-1993  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Simpson, Merton D. (Merton Daniel), 1928-  Search this
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954  Search this
Vasarely, Victor, 1906-1997  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Watercolor drawings
Photographs
Date:
1921-1973
Summary:
The scattered records of the New York contemporary American art Eva Lee Gallery measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1921-1973. Artist files contain provenance notes, photographs of artwork, records of sales and consignments, exhibition catalogs from other galleries, and reference information on numerous contemporary artists, many represented by the gallery. There are also scattered letters and artwork from artists, scattered sales records of J.B. Neuman's New Art Circle Gallery, and a photocopy of an auction catalog for Korvettes Art Galleries in Douglastan, New York. A significant amount of information is found within the collection about Alexander Calder, Lovis Corinth, Salvadore Dali, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Robert Indiana, Harry Lieberman, Rene Magritte, John Marin, Lowell Nesbitt, Ben Shahn, Victor Vasarely, and Max Weber.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered records of the New York contemporary American art Eva Lee Gallery measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1921-1973. Artist files contain provenance notes, photographs of artwork, records of sales and consignments, exhibition catalogs from other galleries, and reference information on numerous contemporary artists, many represented by the gallery. There are also scattered letters and artwork from artists, scattered sales records of J.B. Neumann's New Art Circle Gallery, and a photocopy of an auction catalog for Korvettes Art Galleries in Douglastan, New York.

The records are comprised of artists' files arranged into four categories established by the gallery: general artists' files; notebooks of artists' files; financial artists' files; and consignment and sales artists' files. General artists' files contain background and reference information on numerous contemporary artists, performers, and art-related organizations. More information exists for Alexander Calder and Harry Lieberman than the other names represented in the general files. Lee also arranged provenance notes and photographs of artwork into notebooks, presumably including many of the artists represented by the gallery. There is a significant amount of material in the notebooks on Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, Lowell Nesbitt, Ben Shahn, Victor Vasarely, and Max Weber.

Financial artists' files contain correspondence with artists and patrons concerning the sale of artwork by both the Eva Lee Gallery and J. B. Neumann of the New Art Circle Gallery, scattered artwork, printed material, photographs of artists, and checks signed by Neumann and endorsed by miscellaneous artists. Eva Lee worked on the estate of J. B. Neumann and collected and interspersed his files with her own. These files include letters from Josef Albers, Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, Christo, Joseph Cornell, Robert Indiana, and a postcard of Calder's studio from Ben Shahn. There are also watercolor sketches by Clifford Odets, an exhibition catalog autographed by Ben Shahn, and photographs of Marsden Hartley, Jacques Lipchitz, composer Frederick Loewe, Paul Mommer, Mert Simpson, and Curt Valentin with Andrew Ritchie.

Eva Lee Gallery artists' consignment and sales files primarily contain photographs of artwork and notes concerning sales of specific artwork by the Eva Lee Gallery. Also found in these sales files are scattered letters, receipts, and printed material. There is a significant amount of material for Ben Benn, Alexander Calder, Lovis Corinth, Salvadore Dali, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Marsden Hartley, John Hopkins, Rene Magritte, and John Marin. It is assumed that Eva Lee separated the two latter sets of artists' files containing sales records.

Also found in the collection is a photocopy of the Korvettes Art Galleries auction catalog, which lists artwork sold at a 1970 auction liquidating the holdings of the Douglaston, New York gallery.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: General Artist Files, 1923-1972 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Notebooks of Artist Files, 1929-1973 (Boxes 2-3; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Financial Artist Files, 1921-1970 (Boxes 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Eva Lee Gallery Consignment and Sales Artist Files, 1960-1972 (Box 4; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Photocopy of Korvettes Art Galleries Auction Catalog, 1970 (Box 4; 1 folder)
Historical Note:
Eva Lee was born circa 1924. She fled from Nazi Germany to the United States, becoming an art dealer and the owner of the Eva Lee Gallery, Inc. Located in Great Neck, New York, the Eva Lee Gallery specialized in modern art and handled the work of many prominent artists including Alexander Calder, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, Ben Shahn, and Max Weber. The gallery was in operation through the first half of 1973.

Eva Lee died suddenly on November 4, 1973 in Terre Haute, Indiana, while undergoing unspecified medical treatment.
Provenance:
The Eva Lee Gallery records were donated in 1973 by Eva Lee through Eloise Spaeth, and in 1978 by Neal Richmond of the Paul Klapper Library, Queens College, Flushing, New York, who had been asked to disperse Lee's gallery records following her sudden death in 1973. A photocopy of the Korvettes Art Galleries Auction Catalog was donated by Eva Lee in 1970.

Lee's records also contained financial files belonging to art dealer J. B. Neumann and his New Art Circle Gallery, whose estate she had worked on in 1966.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Watercolor drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.evalee
See more items in:
Eva Lee Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94fc1585b-1c6a-4e39-9484-b34a914e88a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-evalee
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Writings by Others, Not Shahn-Related

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1966
Scope and Contents note:
Writings found here, primarily in the form of transcripts, are on subjects of interest to Shahn many of which were presumably used as source material for his artwork, sparked his interest in a particular commission such as those by John Barlow Martin, or were given to him as possible commissions for illustrations.

See Appendix for a list of writings from Series 5.3.
Arrangement note:
This series is arranged alphabetically by author with details provided in the index. The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of the full text of some writings.
Appendix: List of Writings from Series 5.3:
Writings are listed alphabetically by author; writings by unidentifed authors appear at the end of the list. Barr, Alfred: "The United States at the Venice Biennale," 1954

Bernstein, Aline: "Battle Hymn"

Block, Lou: "Ballyhoo vs. Information," circa 1943

Brennan, Francis: "The Picture and the Word," 1956

Brennan, Francis: Account of trip to Russia, 1960

Brennan, Francis: Speech for Conference of Western Association of Art Museums

Dugan, Alan: "Society of the Free and Easy"

Dugan, Alan: "Speech to the N.B.A"

Durr, Clifford J.: "The Trial of Jesus as a Loyalty Hearing"

Dye, Joan: "Juvenile Delinquency," 1956

Endore, Guy: "Address to the School of Library Science, UCLA," 1962

Engel, Monroe: "A Father's Geography," 1956

Ferry, W. H.: "Black Colonies: A Final Solution"

Ferry, W. H.: Address from the Western States Democratic Conference

Ferry, W. H.: "Why the College is Failing," 1963

Ferry, W. H.: "A Proposal from Ralph Helstein, Robert Theobald, and W. H. Ferry," 1963

Ferry, W. H.: "The Triple Revolution: An Appraisal of the Major U. S. Crises and Proposals for Action," 1964

Ferry, W. H.: "The Muddle in Education," 1964

Fielder, Leslie A.: "Nude Croquet"

Fuller, R. Buckminster: Letter to Mr. Higman, Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, 1963

Goldburg, Rabbi Robert: Memorial prayer for John F. Kennedy, 1963

Goldin, Judah: Translation of "The Grace After Meals"

Gregory, Horace: "Alphabet for Joanna"

"Vincent Van Gogh's 'Landscapes of the Soul'"

Gusten, Theodore: "Vincent Van Gogh, We and Picasso"

Johnson, Lyndon B.: Excerpts from Address to National Education Association, 1965

Joyce, Robert: "The Working Artist," 1961

Kacmarcik, Frank: "The Bible and Creative Imagination"

Kastner, Frank: "The Bible and Creative Imagination"

Kennedy, John F.: Statements, 1963

Lamont, Corliss: Statement before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, 1953

Langum, John K: "Prospects for the American Economy," 1965

Lemon, Richard: "Campaign Song"

Levinson, Alfred: "Cricket in the Mill"

Lewis, Margery: "The Young American Artist"

Martin, John Bartlow: "The Mecca Building"

Martin, John Bartlow: "The Hickman Story"

Martin, John Bartlow: "A Letter About Upper Michigan"

Martin, John Bartlow: "A Trip to the Lincoln Country"

Piel, Gerard: "Science, Disarmament and Peace," 1958

Pines, David, editor: Statement about book "Frontiers in Physics"

Pollack, Peter: Statement on establishment of the National Arts Foundation and the National Council on the Arts, 1963

Reid, Alistair: "A Spelling for Sleeping"

Reid, Alistair: "A Lesson in Music"

Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff: "Will the Creative Arts Thrive or Degenerate During the Next Fifty Years?"

Rodman, Selden: "Death of the Hero: A Modern Morality"

Rodman, Selden: Reviews

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano: Addresses to Congress, 1942

Rosenblum, William F.: Script of Chanukah pageant and story, 1962

Rosskam, Edwin: "Three Victims," 1960s

Rosten, Lou: "Gandhi," 1964

Roth, Cecil: "Had Gadya," 1965

W.H.S.: "What Price Peace?" 1963

Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur: "Government and the Arts," 1962

Shyre, Paul: "The Child Buyer" Play script adapted from novel by John Hershey

Taylor, Harold: "The First Sex: or Oedipus Unbound," 1953

Terracini, Umberto: Preface for "The Jews of the USSR," 1966

Tyler, Parker: Review of Exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans and M. Alvarez Bravo, 1935

Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "The Seven Deadly Sins - Number Six: Lust/Someone from Assisi"

Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "The Seven Ages of Man - Number One: Infancy"

Wilder, Thornton: Playscript, "Childhood"

Yeats, W. B: Playscript: "Calvary" with production notes from Theatre Intime production

"Project by the Brooklyn Museum for a Major Exhibition of Photographs Dealing with Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans"

"The Use of Earle Browder's Image in a Mural"

Mr. Passow's Proposals Concerning Childhood Talent," 1966

"Problems Connected with Education in the Fine and the Applied Arts"

Possible chapters for a book: "Entertaining Notions" and "In the Name of Art"

"How to...Anything"

"New Forms vs. Reforms"

"The Transformation of the Novel"

"A Proposal to Establish a New and Permanent Opera Group in Boston"

"For Michael's Sake"

"Mino Maccari"

"The Sacco and Vanzetti Case"

"You the Steel Worker"

"Steel Strike in Warren, Ohio"

"Towards a Rural Housing Program"

"First Draft of Resettlement Administration Primer"

"Proposal for a Rural Community Center Program"

"Designing Museum Buildings"

"Food for Thought - A Creative Menu"

"The Dustbowl"

"President's Committee on Farm Tenancy," 1937

"God"

"A Portrait of the Plasma as a Many-Body Problem"

"Story About Kay-Kay"

"The Short Grace After Meals"

Text for a Woman's Pamphlet

"Metropolitan Museum"
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Collection Citation:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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My Egypt [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1927
Topic:
Architecture exterior  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023131
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Poppies [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929
Topic:
Still Life--Flower--Poppy  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023134
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Green Pears [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929
Topic:
Still Life--Fruit--Pear  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023135
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The Revelation Comes to May Bartram in Her Drawing-room [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1919
Topic:
Literature--James--Beast in the Jungle  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023136
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Marcher Receives His Revelation at May Bartrum's Tomb [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1919
Topic:
Literature--James--Beast in the Jungle  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023137
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The Governess, Mrs. Grose, and the Children [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1918
Topic:
Literature--James--Turn of the Screw  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023138
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The Boat Ride from Sorrento [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1919
Topic:
Literature--James--Beast in the Jungle  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023139
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The Governess First Sees the Ghost of Peter Quint [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1918
Topic:
Literature--James--Turn of the Screw  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023146
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Eggplant and Tomatoes [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1927
Topic:
Still Life--Vegetable  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023150
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Miles and the Governess [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1918
Topic:
Literature--James--Turn of the Screw  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023153
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Flora and the Governess [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Demuth, Charles 1888-1935  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1918
Topic:
Literature--James--Turn of the Screw  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023159
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